This morning I have added a number of new train and trolley photos to our online Flickr collection. The original slides, with the exception of 4, were taken by Al Kalmbach, the founder of Kalmbach Publishing in Wisconsin. Kalmbach publishing is the producer of Trains magazine and Model Railroader magazine. Blackhawk films out of Davenport Iowa duplicated the original slides and sold them to collectors. Kalmbach photographed these primarily during the 50’s and early 60’s.
We have several thousand slides and photos in our collection and as time permits I will add them online.
This is a great story for all train enthusiasts. While I am not a smart phone user, I guess that the new app that he is referring to would be for either the Ipad, Iphone or other smart phones. We saw two of the newly painted Heritage diesels in Berkley (St Louis) this weekend, if you have a smart phone look for this app.
I bagged Norfolk Southern’s Norfolk & Western heritage locomotive this weekend and here are some pictures and a story.
Using a new app that will tell you what NS heritage units are within a certain radius from where you are at (say 100 miles), we were able to chase down and get the N&W 8103 on Saturday.
The app said that it had been spotted at Sandusky about two hours earlier, the time being 1 p.m.). So we loaded up and went to find it.
We checked to no avail several logical places, including the north end of the yard, the docks and the former New York Central local yard.
We then checked the south end of the former Pennsylvania Railroad yards and found the 8103 sitting out in the open. It was a successful trip using Internet reports.
However, not all Internet reports can be trusted. The same app…
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As most of you know we have developed a new website for www.hobby1.com . Our old website had a link to some images from our train photo collection (accumulation) and we added to that link additional images as we had time. We since the old website is no longer available I have begun to place the photos up on a Flickr site for the store. Here is a link to that site:
Eventually, I will get all of this under control and learn how to put buttons up for things like this. And we will be adding additional images from the collection on a regular basis now. So take a minute and enjoy some of these.
By the way, for all of our RC and Model customers, we have not forgotten you. We are working on some posts that will have an interest for you.